On Monday, April 24, 2017, Armenians worldwide will commemorate the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Within the Western U.S., a number of community commemorative events have been organized, in which H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and clergy will take part.
The largest of these commemorations is the March for Justice, which each year brings together tens of thousands of people. The march will start at Pan Pacific Park (7600 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles) at noon and end at the Turkish Consulate where a program of remarks and cultural performances will take place. To facilitate the participation of our faithful, bus transportation will be provided from St. Mary’s Church in Glendale, St. Garabed Church in Hollywood, Holy Martyrs Church in Encino, Forty Martyrs Church in Orange County, Holy Cross Cathedral in Montebello, Crescenta Valley Church, and other locations. For information on bus reservations please call 888-924-1915.
At 7:00 p.m. on the same day, the annual commemoration organized by the City of Glendale will take place at Alex Theatre.
On Sunday, April 23rd, at 3:00 p.m., the annual commemorative event organized by the United Armenian Council of Los Angeles will take place at the Armenian Genocide Martyrs Monument in Montebello (Bicknell Park, 910 Via San Clemente). The program will consist of a religious service, political messages, and cultural presentations.
At 7:30 p.m., a vigil service will be held also at the Armenian Genocide Martyrs Monument in Montebello organized by the Dro Gomideh.
On Saturday, April 22nd, at 6:00 p.m., a commemoration will take place at the Armenian Genocide Memorial in Pasadena (Memorial Park, 30 North Raymond Ave., at the Northeast corner of Raymond Ave. and Walnut St.), with the participation of religious leaders, clergy, elected officials, organizations leaders, and community members
We urge our faithful to participate in all the commemorative events, to collectively honor the legacy of our holy martyrs and continue to demand recognition and justice.